As part of Walmart’s “Fighting Hunger Together” initiative, the company is providing an opportunity for Southern California residents to vote online for their community to receive up to $1 million in grants for local hunger-fighting non-profits in a nationwide Facebook campaign.
Now through April 30, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are encouraging people around the nation to cast their vote on http://apps.facebook.com/walmartfighthunger/, choosing from a list of 200 communities where unemployment rates are the highest, according to the Department of Labor. The community with the most online support will receive $1 million in grants and the next 20 communities with the greatest support will receive $50,000 each to help fight hunger.
According to news release from Mercury LLC, a public relations firm that is helping promote the Fighting Hunger campaign, as of April 13 at 9 a.m., the Inland Empire is breaking the Top 10 with the ninth greatest number of votes.
To vote for the Inland Empire, go to http://apps.facebook.com/walmartfighthunger/profile/161.
Once the winning community and the 20 runner-up communities have been selected, the Walmart Foundation will determine, based on its funding criteria, which hunger-fighting organizations in those communities will receive grants and the grant amount.
To learn more, visit www.walmartstores.com/fightinghunger.